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Marve's latest knee injury appears serious

Purdue junior quarterback Robert Marve could be lost for a significant amount of time after the former Plant High star injured his left knee when he was sacked Saturday during a loss to Toledo.

Marve is scheduled to have an MRI exam today. He swerved to avoid a rushing lineman and went down without getting touched in the first quarter.

In 2009, not long after he transferred from Miami, Marve tore the ACL in the left knee, and reinjured it Sept. 18 against Ball State.

On Sunday, coach Danny Hope said the "early prognosis is not encouraging. Right now, I'm assuming he's going to be out for a while."

Redshirt freshman Rob Henry will start the next game, Oct. 9 at Northwestern.

Nevada ranked after 62-year absence

NEW YORK — After 62 years, Nevada is back in the Associated Press poll. The No. 25 Wolf Pack is 4-0 for the first time since 1991, the year before it jumped from I-AA to I-A.

"It's very exciting news," coach Chris Ault said. "I'm sure our players will be fired up."

In 1948, the only previous time Nevada was ranked in the AP Top 25, the Wolf Pack ended up playing in the Harbor Bowl in San Diego.

Nevada hosts No. 3 Boise State on Nov. 26.

The first month of the season closed with the preseason top three in the rankings unchanged: Alabama, Ohio State and Boise State. Florida moved up two spots to No. 7. The Crimson Tide's victory at Arkansas helped it gain five first-place votes to 57.

No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 TCU flip-flopped spots. Stanford jumped seven spots to No. 9, and No. 10 Auburn gained seven spots. No. 21 Texas dropped 14 spots after a stunning 34-12 home loss to UCLA.

West Virginia and Oregon State dropped out. No. 23 North Carolina State (4-0), off to its best start since 2002, is ranked for the first time since 2003.

With West Virginia out, it's the first time since Oct. 15, 1995, that an AP regular-season poll did not include a Big East team.

Tenth arrest adds to Richt's toughest year

ATLANTA — Georgia freshman linebacker Demetre Baker was kicked off the team after he was charged with DUI, underage possession of alcohol and improper driving.

Baker told police he had not been drinking but had been around drinkers — apparently trying to blame second-hand alcohol. He is the 10th Georgia player arrested this year.

Coach Mark Richt said the arrests and a three-game losing streak make this the most difficult of his 10 years at Georgia. "Oh yeah, there's no doubt," Richt said. "We've had enough issues off the field that have been a big distraction and sad for our young men and our program and for our university and our fans and everybody else.''

fsu game time set: Florida State's game at Virginia on Saturday will kick off at noon (Ch. 44).

boston college: Coach Frank Spaziani said Mike Marscovetra or Chase Rettig will start at quarterback in place of David Shinskie against Notre Dame.

michigan state: The return of coach Mark Dantonio, recovering from a mild heart attack on Sept. 19, remains uncertain. "It's still going to be day to day," said offensive coordinator Don Treadwell, the acting coach.

mississippi: Defensive end Kentrell Lockett is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during Saturday's win over Fresno State.

south carolina: With a bye week, coach Steve Spurrier will wait to name a starting quarterback against No. 1 Alabama in two weeks. Starter Stephen Garcia, a former Jefferson standout, fumbled twice in the second half of a loss at Auburn on Saturday. Freshman Connor Shaw replaced him in the fourth quarter and threw two interceptions.

obituary: Anthony Cesario, a 1998 second-team All-America offensive lineman at Colorado State, died Sunday near Steamboat Springs, Colo. He was 34. He was drafted by the Jaguars and also played for the Dolphins.

Late Saturday

LSU 20, West Virginia 14: Patrick Peterson returned a punt 60 yards for a score, and the host Tigers overcame Jordan Jefferson's third straight game of throwing for fewer than 100 yards and no touchdowns. He was intercepted twice and briefly pulled in the fourth quarter.

Oregon 42, Arizona St. 31: Darron Thomas threw for two touchdowns and ran for one for the visiting Ducks.

Arizona 10, Cal 9: Nick Foles threw a 3-yard touchdown to Juron Criner with 1:11 to play for the host Wildcats. The score was set up by Foles' 51-yard pass to Criner.

up next

FSU: at Virginia, noon Saturday, Ch. 44

Miami: at Clemson, noon Saturday, ESPN2

USF: vs. Florida Atlantic, 7 Saturday, BHSN

Florida: at Alabama, 8 Saturday, Ch. 10

UCF: vs. UAB, 8 Oct. 6, TV TBA

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